Carved out of a limestone plateau, the Samaria Gorge offers breathtaking views of Cretan scenery. Enjoy a 5-6 hour hike through the 11 mile (18 kilometers) long gorge, and admire the awe-inspiring “iron curtain” walls that stand 10 feet (3 meters) apart and have sides rising up to 100 feet (30 meters).|
Spend some free time in Agia Roumeli (approximately 1.5 hours), followed by a scenic, 1-hour-long boat ride alongside Crete’s southern coastline to the quaint village of Chora Sfakion. Then, board the comfortable bus for the return journey.
It is recommended that you wear hiking boots or ankle-high shoes, as the terrain can be rugged and steep in places. Please bring a water bottle (it can be refilled along the way), snacks, sunscreen, and hat. A swimsuit and towel are recommended if you wish to swim after the hike. During the cooler months, please also bring a sweater or rain jacket.
Commentary for this tour is available in English, French, and German language.
Hotel pick-up location:
Pick up is available from select hotels or from central points within resort areas. Customers are informed of exact time and location when confirming their reservation.
From Rethymno Area:
From Heraklion Area:
- Adelianos Kampos
- Rethymno Town
If your hotel is outside this zone, please contact Deltanet Travel to arrange transfer to one of the pick-up points at an additional cost (contact information provided on your voucher[s])
- Kokkini Hani
- Roundtrip transportation with hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Samaria Gorge hike
- Tour commentary in English, French, and German
- Free time in Agia Roumeli
Approximately 15 hours
From Rethymno: Wednesday and Sunday
From Amoudara/Heraklion Central: Sunday only
Departure time and location:
Between 5 AM6:30 AM; from the entrance of selected hotels or central point in the resort area. Pick up is available from select hotels and resorts only; customers are informed of exact time and location when confirming their reservation.
Return time and location:
Between 7:30 PM11 PM; drop off is available to select hotels and resorts only. Customers are returned to place of pick-up; exact return time varies depending on drop-off location
Participation in this activity is complimentary for children 2 and younger. Children ages 3 to 12 receive a discount. Please call Deltanet Travel 24 hours prior to your scheduled trip to confirm pick-up location and time. This tour requires a considerable amount of walking over rugged and sometimes steep terrain at high altitudes. The hike is not guided; participants walk at their own speed, with tour personnel trailing behind to make sure everyone stays on the trail. Food, beverages, admission fees, and boat ride fees are not included in the tour price. There is an entrance fee to Samaria National Park, which is waived for children under the age of 14. There is also an additional fee for the boat trip to Chora Sfakion. It is recommended that you wear hiking boots or ankle-high shoes, as the terrain can be rugged and steep in places. Please bring a water bottle (it can be refilled along the way), snacks, sunscreen, and hat. A swimsuit and towel are recommended if you wish to swim after the hike. During the cooler months, please also bring a sweater or rain jacket. Tour commentary is offered in English, French, and German.
This activity is suitable for participants 10 years of age or older who are in good health and reasonably fit.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; for each activity, you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact Deltanet Travel at least 24 hours prior to your activity date to ensure your reservation and to arrange pick-up location and time (contact information is provided on your printed voucher). Upon-pick up, present your printed voucher(s) and photo ID in exchange for service.
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes:
This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 24 hours before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.|